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Meredith Lee Silva

Elder law Attorney at NASHVILLE, TN

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 7 years
    Florida - FL 19 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Meredith

Learn Meredith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%
    My elder law practice includes Medicaid planning and application, estate planning, conservatorship and guardianship, and orders of protection for the elderly.

    8 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Advance Directives including Advance Care Plan and Appointment of Healthcare Agent and special needs planning.

    7 years

  3. Guardianship
    20%
    I assist client's in petitioning the court for Conservatorships for their disabled family members or friends who no longer have the capacity to make decisions on their own or care for themselves.

    8 years

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    20%
    I help families who need long term care through the Tennessee CHOICES program get qualified for Medicaid. I also assist families with Medicaid planning to preserve their assets should they need long term care.

    8 years

  5. Probate
    15%
    I assist families through the court managed process called probate when a loved one passes. The process includes completing an inventory of assets, distributing the estate's assets to heirs, paying creditors, taxes and debts.

    7 years

  6. Power of attorney
    5%
    I assist clients with drafting powers of attorney and specialize in drafting powers of attorney for Medicaid planning.

Meredith Silva's practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, conservatorship/guardianship law, probate, medicaid planning and application, special needs planning and probate. Meredith is frequently appointed by the Court to serve as Guardian ad litem and Attorney ad litem in conservatorship cases.  She also serves as a fiduciary for disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves and do not have family to assist them.

Meredith is an experienced litigator with 17 years of experience zealously representing thousands of clients. 

Meredith’s practice is located in Davidson County, Tennessee. Meredith is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and also in Florida.  She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Nashville Bar Association, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Conservatorship Association of Tennessee. 

Meredith graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida and received her bachelor's degree from New College of Florida, the Honors College of the State of Florida.

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Location

Silva Law
901 Woodland Street
Suite 104
NASHVILLE, TN, 37206

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Reviews

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Posted by Carole | April 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Meredith Silva was our attorney during a very difficult time for our family. Two beloved family members passed away within a few months. We knew the moment we spoke with Ms. Silva during the initial consultation that she was exactly who we needed to assist with the probate process, which we went through twice. Each time, she patiently explained and walked us through every step. She was always supportive as well as efficient and professional. She responded immediately to our questions and did a wonderful job keeping us updated. We so appreciate her and very highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Elizabeth and Ray | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning and Special Needs Trust
Ms. Silva is a very knowledgeable lawyer- she answered all of our questions and made many suggestions. We had a very positive experience with Ms. Silva. We appreciated her patience and the time she provided to explain the Special Needs Trust paperwork. Thank you for taking the time to prepare the documents so thoroughly-in times of Covid. Best, Elizabeth and Ray
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Posted by daniel | May 10, 2022
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trustee
She had my family best interest in mind. She went above and beyond to help my family will use her again and recommend her to family and friends.
Posted by Keith | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
This is one terrific attorney.
My wife and I recently engaged Ms. Silva to help with estate planning issues. Ms. Silva's work was impeccable. She demonstrated keen analytical skills and sound judgment as we worked through a number of complex issues. (For context, I'll add that we are both retired attorneys so have some objective basis to evaluate her work.) In addition to providing excellent legal work, Ms. Silva was a pleasure to work with. She promptly returned calls and responded to messages, and delivered excellent work on time and within budget. We both recommend her highly and without reservation.
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Posted by Stephen | March 22, 2021
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Job well done
Meredith created my will and supporting documents. She offered a lot of great specific recommendations for my situation and made the whole experience painless and on point.
Response from Meredith Silva March 23, 2021
It was a pleasure working with you to create your estate plan. Thank you so much Stephen for the review!
Posted by Hannah | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
You definitely want her to defend you!
She definitely knows her rights/laws. She is thorough and a badass in the court room! The outcome we wanted is exactly what we got and she was able to drop some charges as well. She cares about her clients which is difficult to say about some lawyers. Thank you Meredith!!!
Posted by Zachary | February 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
She is very thorough and cares a great deal about her clients. Very argumentative in the areas she needs to be. Overall an amazing attorney!!
Posted by Makarri | February 20, 2020
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Best attorney that I’ve had!
Meredith Silva helped me by getting my case dismissed while also understanding my personal life. She is a very different attorney indeed. Thank you very much.
Posted by Anthony | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She get The Job done prefect lawyer to deal With..
Meredith Silva helped me out tremendously on my criminal case and she accomplished what I asked her to do. I recommend this attorney.
Posted by Kevin | September 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
After our consultation and I decided to hire Meredith as my attorney, she was fanstic. Always responded to any questions I had immediately, answered all my calls, and was always nothing but professional and kind. I would absolutely reccomend Meredith to anyone looking for an attorney!
Posted by Angela | May 14, 2019
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Kind, Compassionate and Smart!!!!
Ms. Silva did an excellent job in her representation of me in a criminal matter. Her kindness, compassion and knowledge was very much appreciated. Ms. Silva was able to secure a good deal for me. I walked away feeling good about the outcome and feeling that my case mattered and I was not just another client!!!
Posted by David | April 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY in NASHVILLE
Hired Mrs. Silva for 2 Cases and she got both Cases Dismissed!!! She will definitely work hard for your case. Also MUCH more affordable than most Attorney’s.
Response from Meredith Silva April 26, 2019
Thank you David. I am so pleased with the outcome of your cases and for your peace of mind.
Posted by Goldthreate | February 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Mrs. Silva got me the best result that anyone could have gotten. The best! I highly recommend her!
Posted by Priscilla | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Ms Silva was an answer to our prayers! She didn't back down and she fought for a fair and just outcome. We couldn't have had better representation. She truly cares about people and their situations. She's a fighter and will recommend her to everyone!!
Posted by Lakeisha | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Yesssss
I talk to mrs Silva ah couple days before my court date they was offering a year paper. mrs Silva got in court and got it dismiss thank yuh so much.
Posted by Deshaun | August 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Become familiar with her name
This woman is the best! She did everything in her power to get them to drop my case. Even tho the district attorneys would never dismiss the charges after a few court visits. It was so stressful! Meredith was still determined to get justice for me and got them to dismiss it. She fought for me, and I appreciate every bit of her time! I would definitely recommend her to anybody! Busy or not ...She’s sooo down to earth and she listens! Wish I could give her more than just 5 stars. There’s nothing like having an advocate stand in your place to defend you in times of uncontrollable situations. She showed she cared!! She’s a firecracker! Thanks again Meridith! I can’t thank you enough!
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Posted by Sherry | July 24, 2018
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One of a kind!
I couldn't have received better representation from anyone. Meredith is very smart, professional, caring and personable. She works hard for her clients. She did an awesome job for me. I highly recommend Meredith!
Posted by Mareecus Lunsford | June 1, 2018
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Mareecus L.
Meredith was a great lawyer she really cares about you & your case. She help resolve all my issues in timely manner. She is very experienced!! Man what a great offer she got me in a criminal defense. TRY HER SHE WANT LET YOU DOWN!! THANKS MEREDITH✔
Posted by Carol | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch lawyer
Meredith is one of the best lawyers here in Nashville! She’s very knowledgeable and hard working. She researched and worked beyond my expectations. I was charged for a dui by owner. I was not the one driving and was still charged. Her plan and execution and persistence that I was innocent was proven by her skills. I highly recommend her for any legal matter.
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Posted by Jennifer O. | March 22, 2017
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Hard-working advocate
I worked with Meredith for about 1 1/2 years handling criminal law matters. She is extremely passionate about her work. She is able to handle challenging legal issues and is able to find highly effective and creative resolutions for her clients. She is highly effective at legal research and litigation. She is tremendously valuable to her clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Meredith Silva
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Florida Institutional Legal Services
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • New College of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Monash University in Melbourne Australia
  • Fall 2003
  • N/A
  • Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Summer 2003
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Case Dismissed!
  • Charge: Reckless Driving with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving after jury trial
  • Charge: Robbery
  • Not guilty after trial.
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Associations

  • Conservatorship Association of Tennessee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Book Award in Negotiations and Mediation
  • University of Florida
  • 2004
  • Fellowship Recipient
  • Association for Public Interest Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're looking for an experienced, tenacious attorney who will do everything she can for you, look no further. Meredith is a respected member of the legal community I would be happy to call in a time of need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith is diligent and aspires to attain the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer. I would not hesitate in contacting her for your legal needs."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meredith Silva is an excellent attorney whose diligence and insight supersedes her peers in both knowledge of the law and service to her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meredith has been and continues to be a zealous advocate for her clients. She practices with kindness, compassion, and care. I've known her to handle the most complex criminal defense cases and serve as guardian ad litem for those in need of conservatorships. Meredith is active in the legal community, being a member of the Florida bar since 2004, a member of TACDL (Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) and a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. I highly recommend Meredith, she is dedicated, skilled, and will work to resolve your case favorably."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Meredith Thorp Silva. She cares for her clients and is very knowledgeable regarding the law. She works extremely hard for her clients, and she cares about criminal justice. I have worked with her on cases, and I have found her to be a lawyer that is willing to go the long haul and put up the good fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Meredith Thorp is an experienced attorney who is client centered. She is an excellent legal writer and trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Meredith. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Thorp is very skilled at spotting issues and developing legal defenses for her clients. She is always willing to fight for her clients rights even in the face of bad odds or bad facts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this attorney. Ms. Thorp fights hard for her clients and really takes the time to learn about her clients. She is wonderful to watch in trial and has obtained not guilty verdicts in case with tough facts. She has a kind and pleasant demeanor and I have always enjoyed working with her on cases in the past."
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